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The Wicked Proposal

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Beautiful Lady Penelope Winthrop wants a husband in name only—not for her the demands of a plaguesome male. She wants peace at her country estate with her herbs and flowers. Her wealth enables her to purchase the ideal mate—the disappearing sort. When Penelope saves the day and helps Jonathan, the Earl of Harford, win a wager, he agrees to assist Penelope in her quest. But ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 30th 2008 by Robert Hale (first published 1992)
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Lyuda
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When a fancy French cook of the Earl of Harford, left him just before a wager could be completed, our heroine, his distant cousin, stepped in to save the day. She proposed to cook dinner for his lordship and his friends in exchange for his lordship help of finding her a suitable husband. Not too bad, right? Well, except, the said heroine was a wealthy daughter of an Earl. Neither character had any inkling of how absurd the notion is and how problematic it could be for the heroine. She
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Lexie
Jun 24, 2010 Lexie rated it liked it
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THE WICKED PROPOSAL by Emily Hendrickson was not at all what I was expecting from the short blurb inside the cover. I should say the characters were not really what I was expecting. Lady Penelope Winthrop was witty, charming and naively endearing in her mistaken beliefs. She is also a spinster and herbalist, as well as a fabulous chef. I wouldn't say Penny was unintelligent, or air headed; she's more misguided in how she thinks a person should go about their lives.

Her cousin (distant twice remo
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LemontreeLime
Aug 22, 2014 LemontreeLime rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this in 2010, just reread it, and in all honesty it is a really cute take on the regency storyline. The heroine wants a husband that will marry her and then go away, and pretty much everything from that point on goes against her fervent wishes. Once again great characters that you want to see more of.
Sylvia
Sep 25, 2009 Sylvia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Emily Hendrickson lives in Reno, Nevada, with her husband, a retired airline pilot. Of all the many places she has traveled around the world, England is her favorite, and the most natural choice as the setting for her novels. In addition to her Regency romances, she has written a Regency Reference Book.

She is also the recipient of the Romantic Times award for the Best Regency of 1993 for Elizabeth
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